The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Security Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Analyst
UK
Rank 316 284 403
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +119
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 301 412 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.79% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.83% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 283 146
Median daily rate £405 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £326 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.91 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.80% +1.80%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.91 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+52.80% +1.80%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42966 49399 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28025 31812 30247
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 1656 1895
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Security Analyst in the job title.

Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Security Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -22 275 £405 -4.70% 60
London +14 150 £425 -4.76% 22
South East -19 42 £405 -1.81% 9
City of London +1 22 £450 +12.50% 6
Berkshire +24 19 £350 -13.58% 2
North West +11 19 £413 +21.77% 3
South West +3 18 £413 +17.85% 7
Scotland +1 16 £413 +3.12% 1
Manchester +12 15 £413 +22.22% 3
West Midlands +7 15 £325 -29.34% 9
East of England -16 15 £375 -11.76% 3
Yorkshire +9 12 £381 -16.20% 3
Essex +2 11 £320 +18.51% 1
Wiltshire +5 10 £413 +12.24%
Edinburgh +3 10 £413 +3.12%
Buckinghamshire -6 10 £415 -7.77%
Cardiff - 9 £350 - 1
South Wales - 9 £350 - 1
Wales - 9 £350 - 1
Swindon +11 8 £413 -17.50%
Milton Keynes -2 8 £405 -12.43%
Maidenhead - 8 £275 - 1
Bristol -2 7 £375 +7.14% 4
West Yorkshire +19 6 £325 -23.52% 2
Glasgow -8 6 £386 +1.64% 1
Shropshire - 6 £350 - 1
Telford - 5 £350 - 1
Canary Wharf +3 4 - -
Oxfordshire +1 4 £350 -12.50% 1
East Midlands +1 4 £475 -7.31% 3

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, Security Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 299 (48.38%) Information Security
2 225 (36.41%) Cybersecurity
3 176 (28.48%) CISSP
4 168 (27.18%) Firewall
5 162 (26.21%) SIEM
6 144 (23.30%) Finance
7 114 (18.45%) Windows
8 97 (15.70%) Security Operations
9 95 (15.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 89 (14.40%) Security Cleared
11 86 (13.92%) CISM
12 84 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
13 83 (13.43%) Unix
14 79 (12.78%) Network Security
15 78 (12.62%) Degree
16 77 (12.46%) SC Cleared
16 77 (12.46%) Splunk
17 72 (11.65%) Incident Management
17 72 (11.65%) Banking
18 69 (11.17%) Linux
19 68 (11.00%) Risk Management
20 64 (10.36%) TCP/IP
21 60 (9.71%) Intrusion Detection
21 60 (9.71%) Vulnerability Management
22 57 (9.22%) PCI DSS
23 56 (9.06%) CISA
23 56 (9.06%) Security Operations Centre
24 54 (8.74%) Management Information System
24 54 (8.74%) Microsoft
24 54 (8.74%) ITIL

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (1.94%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.81%) Confluence
3 4 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.32%) Apache
4 2 (0.32%) IIS
4 2 (0.32%) Jetty
4 2 (0.32%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.32%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.16%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.16%) CMS
5 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.16%) SAS
5 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (3.07%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.27%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.78%) MS Office
4 5 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (2.43%) SAP GRC
2 5 (0.81%) SAP R/3
3 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.32%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.16%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.62%) Mimecast
4 6 (0.97%) Office 365
5 3 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.32%) IaaS
6 2 (0.32%) PaaS
6 2 (0.32%) SaaS
7 1 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 168 (27.18%) Firewall
2 79 (12.78%) Network Security
3 64 (10.36%) TCP/IP
4 60 (9.71%) Intrusion Detection
5 50 (8.09%) VPN
6 48 (7.77%) WAN
7 46 (7.44%) LAN
8 23 (3.72%) Internet
9 22 (3.56%) VoIP
10 21 (3.40%) HTTP
11 17 (2.75%) DNS
12 12 (1.94%) TACACS
12 12 (1.94%) Wireless
13 11 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (1.62%) Intranet
14 10 (1.62%) SSL
15 5 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 5 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 5 (0.81%) WLAN
16 4 (0.65%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.75%) Redis
2 11 (1.78%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.13%) Big Data
4 6 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.65%) MS Access
6 2 (0.32%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.32%) DB2
6 2 (0.32%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.16%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.16%) GIS
7 1 (0.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (0.81%) JIRA
2 3 (0.49%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.32%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.32%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.16%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.16%) eCATT
4 1 (0.16%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.16%) LSMW
General
1 144 (23.30%) Finance
2 72 (11.65%) Banking
3 33 (5.34%) Legal
4 29 (4.69%) Retail
5 27 (4.37%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.62%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.13%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.65%) Law
8 4 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.49%) Automotive
10 2 (0.32%) Advertising
11 1 (0.16%) Billing
11 1 (0.16%) Electronics
11 1 (0.16%) Games
11 1 (0.16%) Marketing
11 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.37%) Elastic Stack
2 17 (2.75%) Web Services
3 12 (1.94%) RESTful
4 5 (0.81%) Regular Expression
5 3 (0.49%) .NET
6 1 (0.16%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.16%) Middleware
6 1 (0.16%) SAML
6 1 (0.16%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 84 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (9.06%) Security Operations Centre
3 54 (8.74%) Management Information System
4 27 (4.37%) Cyber Attack
5 26 (4.21%) Data Centre
6 25 (4.05%) Computer Science
7 16 (2.59%) Cyberthreat
8 15 (2.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 10 (1.62%) Cyber Defence
9 10 (1.62%) iSeries
9 10 (1.62%) SWIFT
9 10 (1.62%) Tandem
10 7 (1.13%) PKI
11 6 (0.97%) Equities
11 6 (0.97%) Fixed Income
11 6 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (0.97%) Reference Data
12 5 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (0.65%) Driving Licence
14 2 (0.32%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 114 (18.45%) Windows
2 83 (13.43%) Unix
3 69 (11.17%) Linux
4 10 (1.62%) OpenVMS
4 10 (1.62%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.49%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.32%) CentOS
6 2 (0.32%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.32%) zOS
7 1 (0.16%) AIX
7 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (48.38%) Information Security
2 225 (36.41%) Cybersecurity
3 162 (26.21%) SIEM
4 97 (15.70%) Security Operations
5 72 (11.65%) Incident Management
6 68 (11.00%) Risk Management
7 60 (9.71%) Vulnerability Management
8 54 (8.74%) ITIL
9 49 (7.93%) Security Monitoring
9 49 (7.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 47 (7.61%) Business Analysis
10 47 (7.61%) Penetration Testing
11 34 (5.50%) Data Protection
11 34 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 31 (5.02%) Process Improvement
12 31 (5.02%) Risk Assessment
13 30 (4.85%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 29 (4.69%) Malware Analysis
15 28 (4.53%) Forensic Analysis
15 28 (4.53%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (5.83%) Python
2 33 (5.34%) SQL
3 19 (3.07%) C#
4 18 (2.91%) Java
5 8 (1.29%) PHP
6 7 (1.13%) Perl
7 5 (0.81%) C++
7 5 (0.81%) PowerShell
7 5 (0.81%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.65%) C
9 2 (0.32%) VBA
10 1 (0.16%) R
10 1 (0.16%) Scala
10 1 (0.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 176 (28.48%) CISSP
2 89 (14.40%) Security Cleared
3 86 (13.92%) CISM
4 78 (12.62%) Degree
5 77 (12.46%) SC Cleared
6 56 (9.06%) CISA
7 41 (6.63%) SANS
8 31 (5.02%) SSCP
9 28 (4.53%) CEH
10 21 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (2.75%) GCIH
12 16 (2.59%) GIAC
13 11 (1.78%) CCSA
13 11 (1.78%) CISMP
13 11 (1.78%) DV Cleared
13 11 (1.78%) GCFA
14 10 (1.62%) CCNA
15 9 (1.46%) CRISC
15 9 (1.46%) GCIA
15 9 (1.46%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (15.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (9.22%) PCI DSS
3 16 (2.59%) COBIT
3 16 (2.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (2.10%) GDPR
5 10 (1.62%) SLA
6 7 (1.13%) ISO27002
7 3 (0.49%) GxP
7 3 (0.49%) QA
8 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.32%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.32%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.16%) EFQM
9 1 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.16%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.16%) ISO27005
System Software
1 29 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (4.53%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.43%) VMware ESX
4 10 (1.62%) RACF
5 9 (1.46%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.32%) vCloud
7 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.16%) Snort
Systems Management
1 34 (5.50%) QRadar
2 20 (3.24%) Nessus
3 18 (2.91%) Kibana
4 17 (2.75%) logstash
5 14 (2.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 13 (2.10%) McAfee ePO
6 13 (2.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 8 (1.29%) RSA enVision
7 8 (1.29%) SCCM
8 6 (0.97%) Nmap
9 5 (0.81%) CSIRT
10 4 (0.65%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 4 (0.65%) Endace
10 4 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.49%) Nexpose
11 3 (0.49%) RSA Security Analytics
12 2 (0.32%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 2 (0.32%) HP Fortify
12 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 77 (12.46%) Splunk
2 54 (8.74%) Microsoft
3 46 (7.44%) Cisco
4 45 (7.28%) LogRhythm
5 38 (6.15%) VMware
6 36 (5.83%) CheckPoint
6 36 (5.83%) Intel Security
7 25 (4.05%) Qualys
8 24 (3.88%) Palo Alto
8 24 (3.88%) SAP
9 22 (3.56%) IBM
10 20 (3.24%) Apple
11 18 (2.91%) F5
12 17 (2.75%) Sourcefire
13 14 (2.27%) Symantec
14 12 (1.94%) ArcSight
15 11 (1.78%) Brocade
15 11 (1.78%) Fortinet
15 11 (1.78%) Juniper
16 10 (1.62%) ScanSafe
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